Origin of the Name Grant
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The Grants are of Celtic origin and are of the same stock as the MacGregors. Their homeland location has always been Strathspey in Scotland . Sir Laurence Graunt, Sheriff of Inverness, 1249-58, acquired the greater part of Srathspey. Sir Ian Ruadh Grant, Chief of the Clan, married Matilda de Glencairnie in 1381. For his descendant, John, the lands of Freuchie were created a feudal Barony. His successor, Sheumas nan Creach, was a friend of Mary Queen of Scots. From John Grant of Freuchie and Grant, are descended the Chiefs of Grant and Strathspey, and the Baronets of Corrimony and of Glenmoriston. James, Grant of Grant, and his son Ludovick were in the Clan fight at the Haughs of Cromdale. In Ireland the name Grant is usually of Scottish immigrant origin, especially in Ulster Province. This name however, is also an occasional variant of Granny and Greaney, both derived from the native Gaelic Mag Raignne Sept of North Ulster . It has also existed as 'le Graunte' in County Kilkenny.
The Grant coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Grant descendants.